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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R  |   |  Drama, Music  |  10 January 2014 (USA)
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A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

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Follow a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles -- some of them of his own making. Written by Production

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Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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10 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Balada de un hombre común  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$405,411 (USA) (6 December 2013)

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$13,214,255 (USA) (7 March 2014)
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The Coens' usual choice for cinematographer, Roger Deakins, was unavailable as he was busy shooting Skyfall (2012). Meanwhile, Bruno Delbonnel, who is French, stepped in to take the position, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Cinematography, his fourth nomination in 13 years. Deakins, who is British, had been nominated 11 times for Oscars, five of those films for the Coens. See more »

Goofs

After Llewyn returns from his Chicago trip and is staying at his sister's house, the Etch-A-Sketch by the bed reads "Welcome Uncle Llewyn," written in capital block letters (except for the "U" which connects to the "N"). However, it is not possible to create unconnected patterns on an Etch A Sketch screen, as the stylus only moves in a connected line, so only cursive(script) style of writing is possible. See more »

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Llewyn Davis: Thank you, I appreciate it. I needed this, as you know.
Cromartie: Yeah.
Llewyn Davis: We'll be touring, right?
Jim: [from across the room] Touring Uranus.
Llewyn Davis: I'll get my vaccinations.
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Hang Me, Oh Hang Me
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Arranged by Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett (as T Bone Burnett)
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An uninteresting story you endure but the pay-off never comes
17 January 2014 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Inside Llewyn Davis is a story about an uninteresting folk singer in the 60s.

During the long first act of the movie, he has an uninteresting time in New York so he decides to head out to Chicago.

I thought things were going to pick-up at this point as John Goodman tags along for the ride and there are a couple of incidents which I thought would be developed but the journey turns out to be as uninteresting and his subsequent short stay in Chicago.

This is a movie you endure because it is a Coen brothers movie so you keep thinking there will eventually be a pay-off especially as it has been rated so highly but there isn't one.

The film ends as uninterestingly as it begins, literally. I would call this their most mediocre movie to date. The dialog isn't clever and there isn't even one decent tune.

I actually read somewhere that the Coen brothers were worried that the movie was too uninteresting so they added a cat. It does not redeem the movie.


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